Today I had a surprise visit from my mom 🙂 She lives an hour and 45 minutes away and that’s not too far, but it’s far enough to limit how much I see my family. We did quite a lot today, so much so that I’m already feeling it. We took her to campus to take pictures and visit the art museum. We ate lunch and dinner outside and went shopping downtown. Needless to say, I am exhausted! We for some great pictures though. It’s funny, I never realized what adults meant when they said, “I’m going to be feeling this tomorrow,” but now I totally get it. Growing up is awesome! 😉 Perhaps my favorite picture that I took today is the one of the baby bunny above. It was hidden so well beneath a plant that I almost didn’t see it and I’m glad I did because it was super precious 😉 I was next to tears just because it was so darn adorable.
The vet recommended that we start giving Chester dental treats because he has slight tartar, but we already give those to him! I took desperate measures and bought a kitty toothbrush and toothpaste. The photoshopped kitty on the front looked happy to get its teeth brushed! 😉 Chester HATES it, but I force the smallest side of the brush past his lips and brush for like a millisecond. He quickly figured out how to tighten his mouth so that I couldn’t get the toothbrush in. Too funny 😉 Reminds me of a child.
This weekend I also bought my very first herb: a peppermint plant. I am not sure if I have ever mentioned my love for peppermint. I use it daily, whether it’s in the form of tea or essential oil, I can’t get enough of one of nature’s most amazing gifts. It’s great for nausea, upset stomach, indigestion, and even headaches (I think some of those are the same thing). Anyway, I’m so glad I discovered it because I have been suffering for quite some time.
I have a lot of food sensitivities and digestion problems, which I can’t say would ever have gotten better without a combination of probiotics (something I could write a book about too, but perhaps I will save that for a future post), food avoidance, and peppermint, which does wonders with calming my stomach, especially nausea. As you may know, nausea terrifies me because of what it might lead to (damn OCD ), so at the first wave of feeling nauseated I turn on the kettle and brew some tea. I recommend it for everyone. The tea is great or even a drop or two of peppermint oil in a glass of water helps. Plus, it tastes delicious! My favorite brand of tea is Celestial, which you can buy just about anywhere.
Anyway, enough about peppermint! Thanks for reading 🙂